November 16, 2016

A Prayer to the Earth: Please let me get Wrinkles. {Poem}


Please, Mama Earth

Anyone out there
Please let me get wrinkles

Please give me lines
Shouting my story
Announcing to the world that
I lived an adventure
I lived in nature
I lived bathing in the sun

Please give me lines that
Run as deep as my joy
Give me greys
Peppered in my gold brown mane
Showing that I have walked this earth
For enough years
To know that trust exists
In my own two feet

Please bless me with age
A number large enough
To widen the eyes of children
For I crave a wisdom
Only experience brings

Please, dear world
Bless me with a body
Changed with the years
For I crave a long love affair
With this earth
This deep
Human experience

Please bless me with scars
Cuts and bruises
So I know that I have played on this planet
That I know these roads
For I have lived fully
Amongst them

Please give me the gift of skin
Aged like an old map
But thick with adventures
And stories to come
Please, life
Let me experience you fully
For I want to know all your far reaching corners

Dear world
I beg of you
Please let me grow old.


Author: Annabelle Vincent

Images: author’s own 

Editor: Khara-Jade Warren


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